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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
Treats of the way we first came to know about
the Seven Cities, and of how Nuio de Guzman
made an expedition to discover them.
IN the year 1530 Nunio de Guzman, who
was President of New Spain,' had in his pos-
session an Indian, a native of the valley or
valleys of Oxitipar, who was called Tejo by
the Spaniards. This Indian said he was the
son of a trader who was dead, but that when
he was a little boy his father had gone into
the back country with fine feathers to trade
for ornaments, and that when he came back
he brought a large amount of gold and silver,
of which there is a good deal in that coun-
try. 'He went with him once or twice, and
saw some very large villages, which he com-
pared to Mexico aud its environs. He had
seen seven very large towns which had streets
of silver workers. It took forty days to go
President, or head, of the Audiencia, the admin-
istrative and judicial board which governed the
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Winship, George Parker. The journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the city of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the buffalo plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska, as told by himself and his followers, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3161/m1/35/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .